n South African Medical Journal - Laboratory tests for malaria : a diagnostic conundrum? : correspondence
|Article Title||Laboratory tests for malaria : a diagnostic conundrum? : correspondence|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||South African Medical Journal|
|Author||Subhash C. Arya and Nirmala Agarwal|
|Publication Date||Oct 2013|
We compliment the team of investigators from Mumbai, India, for their critical evaluation of the utility of a peripheral blood smear examination, an immunochromatographic antigen test and polymerase chain reaction (PCR) towards diagnosis of malaria, though the utility of any point-of-care (POC) test to diagnose malaria would be unpredictable at very high and very low ambient temperatures.
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